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Unable to Export Data from TDE File


Published: 27 May 2014
Last Modified Date: 02 Jun 2016

Issue

In Tableau Desktop there is no option to export data from a Tableau Data Extract (.tde) file to a text or CSV file.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Use the following workaround:
  1. In Tableau Desktop, connect to .tde file.
  2. In the Data pane, right-click the data source and select View Data.
  3. Shift+Click to select all available columns.
  4. Click Copy.
  5. Paste the data into the desired file.

Cause

The ability to export data directly from a .tde file is not functionality currently built into Tableau Desktop.
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